In Between: Living With Untreated Mental Illness


Me: “Hello”

Her: “Where are you?”

Me: “Driving on the highway, why.”

Her: “Where are you coming from (angry tone).”

Me: “I worked today. I am stuck in traffic. Why what is wrong?”

Her: “______ won’t talk to me (escalated emotional tone). I don’t want to be here. No one comes to see me. No one checks on me. I am better off dead. Once I fix my will. I will throw myself in front of a truck, and you don’t have to worry about me anymore.”



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Unconventional Activist

Unconventional Activist

Unapologetic Black Woman, Policy Professional, Activist, Lover of Politics, Mom of Twins, Doctoral Student, Writer